Gran Turismo is the latest iconic Sony game franchise to get a Hollywood adaptation, after the success of The Last of Us. The new film will cover the true story of one gamers dream to become a professional racer. In partnership with Nissan, Sony operate a competition called GT Academy.
The competition gathers the greatest Gran Turismo players in the world who compete within the game, with the opportunity to win a contract with Nissan to become a professional racing driver.
The film will be based on the real-life story of Jann Mardenborough played by Archie Madekwe. David Harbour plays his trainer Jack Salter & also starring is Orlando Bloom as the Nissan marketing executive Danny Moore.
The first critic reactions have been positive with Colliders Perri Nemiroff describing Gran Turismo as “a solid adaptation” via Twitter he continued his praise saying.
“Really dug how they incorporated certain game visuals into the movie and Neill Blomkamp’s style for the film in general for that matter. Lots of very effective handheld and more intimate camera work with real texture that makes it all feel visceral, and really brings you close to the characters and the action.“
Watch the Trailer for Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo comes to the big screen August 11.